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Recycling awareness at the University of Waterloo

TitleRecycling awareness at the University of Waterloo
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsDavies, S., C. Baycetich, H. Berlin, and P. Agnew
Keywordsrecycling, recycling habits, recycling practices, University of Waterloo students, waste
Abstract

The objective of this study are to assess the present recycling practices of the University of Waterloo students on both on and off campus; to evaluate student views; and to educate students about recycling. We intend to determine the efficiency of the present recycling system and identify more successful opportunities to improve student awareness, attitudes and practices. Random survey studies of the University of Waterloo students living both on and off campus have provided the information needed to draw conclusions. This analysis indicates the parts of the system were working well, and that parts were not. The information was compiled and will be forwarded to appropriate administrators who are able to implement progressive change. This study is focused towards student education. The importance of recycling and the availability of recycling related services, are critical influences to achieving success within the system. Decision-makers and service providers play important roles in maintaining this information, and are influential to the system’s progression. Meeting the needs of user interests are vital to improving recycling habits and outcomes of the present system… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca